Running until May 6 at the Annapolis Green House
92 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD, 21401

Download the program for info about the pieces, or to browse artists’ work, click to view the online gallery.


5th Annual Juried Maritime Show:

Annapolis Maritime Museum

May 2 – June 5, 2016


Reception, Sunday May, 15, 2016 from 3 to 5 pm
Show Chair – Frank Brennan
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Show Co Chair – Bill Donaldson
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All Entrants Must Be Members of AAA through June 2016
Entry Fees
$15.00 for first piece
Subsequent pieces $5.00 each, space permitting
(If the show is over subscribed, we will refund your entry fee)
Please bring entry fees on submission of art work on Monday, May 2.
Cash or checks payable to: Annapolis Arts Alliance.
Show Theme
Maryland: Great People, Places, Things

What You Need to Know

  • Maryland-related art only; Maritime-related art is encouraged
  • No entries from the 2015 joint AAA/Watercolor Show
  • No identical entries from the last two years’ Juried Shows
  • All entries  and fees due at Annapolis Maritime Museum onMonday, May 2, from 9 to noon
  • To avoid conflict with Mothers’ Day, the opening Reception will be Sunday, May 15 from 3 to 5. It is free and open to the public
  • Commissions: 75% artist, 25% museum
  • Show formally opens on Thursday, May 5 and closes Sunday, June 5 when artworks can be picked up
  • Unfortunately, no free standing items can be accepted; all items must hang on the museum’s hanging system; please wire your art work to facilitate hanging

What’s New for the 2016 Juried Show

  • Open your portfolios and share new artwork we haven’t seen, to include artwork that depicts the diversity and beauty of Maryland — from its beaches on the Atlantic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay out to the lakes and mountains of western Maryland. Maryland has great people – from watermen plying the Bay to hardworking men and women serving residents in its 25 counties. And don’t ignore the  marvelous recreational and historic sites that dot our cities and towns. We’ll bet you have some unique Maryland art in your portfolios!
  • All judges this year are from the Annapolis arts community.
  • We will have a People’s Choice Award at our Reception.
  • We are encouraging you to bring a description of your artwork, i.e. a short description of your artwork that will interest show attendees.
  • You must bring that description with you on May 2Based on available space, we will hang as many as we can.



Throughout the year, we have opportunities for our artists to exhibit.  Visit the Events Calendar for information about all 2016 events.  Past exhibits have included:

  • The Annapolis Maritime Museum
  • Quiet Waters Park Gallery
  • City Hall
  • Wimsey Cove Maps & Art
  • Wimsey Cove Framing & Art
  • Baywoods of Annapolis
  • Holiday Art Show, downtown Annapolis


Business of Art Seminars:

For information about the next Business of Arts seminar, visit the Events Calendar.
Past seminars have included panel discussions about:

  • Behind the Scenes of the ASO and Bay Theater with Maestro Novo and Janet Luby
  • What jurors look for when selecting pieces for a juried show
  • Getting your work published
  • Lawyers and accountants panel on what artists need to know about setting up their business
  • Antique Roadshow
  • Social Media for Artists
  • Creating Income for Artists

(If you are interested in offering a seminar, we invite you to email hidden; JavaScript is required to the AAA Board for consideration.)


Local Arts Organizations: